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Serbia could become 'pariah' over Kosovo, president warns

Feb. 02, 2023 09:31 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s populist president warned during a chaotic parliamentary session on Thursday that the Balkan nation could become a European “pariah” state if it rejects a Western plan for normalizing relations with Kosovo. President Aleksandar Vucic faced a...

Pres says Serbia faces international isolation over Kosovo

Jan. 23, 2023 16:46 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia could face international isolation and economic decline if it rejects a new Western plan for normalizing relations with its former wartime foe Kosovo, the Balkan country's president Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday, in what appeared to be a shift from his previous...

Western envoys visit Kosovo, Serbia to defuse tensions

Jan. 20, 2023 12:55 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Western envoys on Friday visited Kosovo and Serbia as part of their ongoing efforts to defuse tensions and help secure a reconciliation agreement between the two former war foes. Envoys from the United States, the European Union, France, Germany and Italy...

US envoy says Russian Wagner Group's activities intolerable

Jan. 12, 2023 15:58 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A senior U.S. envoy expressed strong concern Thursday about the activities of the Russian private military contractor Wagner Group and its alleged attempts to recruit soldiers in Serbia and elsewhere in the world. U.S. State Department Counselor Derek...

Serbia says KFOR rejected its forces' return to Kosovo

Jan. 08, 2023 10:39 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — NATO-led peacekeepers in Kosovo have rejected a demand from Serbia that its security forces be allowed to return to the breakaway province amid ongoing tensions, Serbia's president said Sunday. The KFOR peacekeepers, who deployed in Kosovo in 1999 after the...

Serbian president rejects calls for sanctions against Russia

Jan. 04, 2023 16:14 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president said Wednesday that the European Union's calls for his country to join sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine represent “a brutal” interference in the internal affairs of the Balkan state, which has asked to join the EU. In...

Serbs revoke troop alert, remove some roadblocks in Kosovo

Dec. 29, 2022 12:26 PM EST

MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia on Thursday revoked combat readiness of its troops on the border with Kosovo as local Serbs started removing more than a dozen of the roadblocks they had set up in the north of the state, in a sign of easing of tensions that have sparked fears of a renewed conflict...

Kosovo Serbs to remove barricades that triggered tensions

Dec. 28, 2022 20:40 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic said late Wednesday that Serbs will start removing their barricades in Kosovo on Thursday in a move that could deescalate tensions that triggered fears of new clashes in the Balkans. The agreement was reached at a...

Serbs put up new roadblocks as tensions soar in Kosovo

Dec. 27, 2022 13:21 PM EST

MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbs on Tuesday erected more roadblocks in northern Kosovo and defied international demands to remove those placed earlier, a day after Serbia put its troops near the border on a high level of combat readiness. The new barriers, made of heavily loaded...

Serbia places its troops on Kosovo border on combat alert

Dec. 26, 2022 19:27 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia on Monday placed its security troops on the border with Kosovo on “the full state of combat readiness," ignoring NATO's calls for calming down of tensions between the two wartime Balkan foes. Serbia's Interior Minister Bratislav Gasic said he...